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A few dozen chickens nothing to worry about

June
22
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. NOW THAT the chicken issue has been put to rest, City councillors who opposed making them legal in Kamloops backyards can stop their fretting. Even as the finishing touches were put to the...

Thanks, Justin, for review of enviro protection

June
21
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THOSE STILL FIGHTING the last federal election will, no doubt, decry the JustinTrudeau government’s announcement Monday of a thorough review of environmental assessment legislation as more...

Parking a pickup truck at RIH is a nightmare

June
20
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. ANYBODY WITH a pickup truck who has cause to visit Royal Inland Hospital will have special reason to celebrate when the new clinical building-parkade opens for public use later next month. ...

Just one more question about chickens

June
17
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WHY DID the chicken cross Victoria Street? To get to City Hall. There were times during the past 10 years when it seemed as though the chickens had flown the coop, as City council and staff...

What's so hard to understand about gun control?

June
16
,
2016
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A Daily News editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT TAKES very little cognitive ability to understand that if there were fewer guns in this world, fewer people would get killed with guns. Yet this somehow escapes the National Rifle Association,...

Was it a flip-flop or careful reconsideration?

June
15
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. FLIP-FLOP is such a negative word. It’s already being applied to Coun. Tina Lange and Coun. Marg Spina for changing their votes on the Save-On Foods wine issue, paving the way for a new...

Saying farewell to Hon. Len Marchand

June
12
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. “HE’S SPEAKING to us, I think,” said Lori Marchand when a big gust of wind blew up during her eulogy Saturday to her father, Len Marchand. She wasn’t alone in thinking...

Who's to blame in tragic death of gorilla?

June
7
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE MOTHER of the three-year-old boy who climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo won’t face prosecution. This news on Monday, less than a week after the incident that led to...

Keystone Cops continue to be top of mind

June
6
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THERE ARE a lot of things on the minds of Kamloops residents these days but one issue continues to dominate. A NewsKamloops survey this past week indicates that Ajax is the greatest concern among...

Chamber can't be right on everything

June
3
,
2016
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE KAMLOOPS Chamber of Commerce had another successful time at the annual B.C. chamber convention in Kelowna this week, sponsoring several resolutions that were approved by delegates from around...